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Carrizozo in Lincoln County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Carrizozo

Population 1,222 - Elevation 5,438 Ft

 
 
Carrizozo Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gregory Walker, November 23, 2010
1. Carrizozo Marker
Inscription. Carrizozo, county seat of Lincoln County, was established in 1899, a new town on the El Paso and Northeastern Railroad. The ghost town of White Oaks, once a booming mining camp, is nearby. Billy the Kid, Sheriff Pat Garrett, Governor Lew Wallace, and Albert Bacon Fall all figured prominently in the history of the area.
 
Location. 33° 39.269′ N, 105° 53.021′ W. Marker is in Carrizozo, New Mexico, in Lincoln County. Marker is on U.S. 380 at milepost 64.5, 0.2 miles west of B Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Carrizozo NM 88301, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Malpais (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Carrizozo (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Carrizozo (approx. 1.3 miles away); a different marker also named Carrizozo (approx. 1.4 miles away).
 
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Carrizozo Marker, west of town. image. Click for full size.
By Gregory Walker, November 23, 2010
2. Carrizozo Marker, west of town.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. This page has been viewed 475 times since then and 25 times this year. Last updated on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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